Pan-fried Honey Garlic Chicken
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Serves: 4
  • 4 pieces of chicken breast with or without skin (about a pound)
  • For marinating the chicken:
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • a head garlic, minced
  1. Rub the chicken with salt and black pepper on both sides, let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  2. While waiting, whisk oil, honey, rice vinegar and garlic in a container.
  3. Transfer the chicken into large ziploc bag and pour the honey garlic sauce over, marinate at least 12 hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Heat oil in a pan until shimmering, carefully place the chicken in the pan.
  5. Cook 6-7 minutes with lid on and flip to the other side and continue cooking 6-7 minutes until cooked through.
  6. Place the chicken on a plate, drizzle some honey on top.
  7. Top with green onion and black pepper to serve.
  8. Combine with vegetable and rice for a simple meal.
To test if the chicken breasts have been cooked through, insert a fork into the thickest part of one chicken breast, if the juices run clear, the chicken is ready.

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